LAW 855A

Advanced Persuasion

1 Unit(s)

Persuasive communication is fundamental to your success as a practicing lawyer. You may be right that your client is innocent, but he or she will still go to prison unless you can persuade others – lawyers, judges, jurors – that you are right. Drawing on other disciplines, this course will help students develop a thoughtful approach to effective written and oral persuasion. Topics will include cognitive science, storytelling, and visual communication, among others. Students will be required to start this course with a completed writing project, rewrite it, and make an oral presentation involving the same subject matter. This course will feature interactive lectures, exercises, and group feedback.